Yurtshire Fountains

Yew Tree House, Aldfield, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 3BE

Yurtshire Fountains

Yew Tree House, Aldfield, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 3BE

Yurtshire Fountains is located on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, set amongst the stunning countryside of the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Situated only one mile from the world famous Fountains Abbey and Studley Park World Heritage Site, guests can explore and discover this National Trust gem on our doorstep.

This exclusive site sits in a beautiful meadow with spectacular scenery beyond. The six stylish and comfortable yurts each have their own private hot tub and decking area so you can sit back, relax and bathe beneath the stars.

The chic interiors are both rustic and cosy and are furnished with a double bed, double and single futon and private kitchen facilities making the yurts an ideal break for a couple on a romantic getaway or a group of friends or family.

Each yurt is self contained with its own private flushing toilet and hot gas powered shower as well as being fully equipped with everything that you should need during your stay.

NEW: Communal 21ft Yurt

This makes an ideal space for people to get together, set within the peaceful surrounds of the glamping site, whether it is for a Family celebration, Birthday party, Hen Party or a place for dinner, the stunning 21ft yurt can seat up to 30 people.

Ideal for a yurt bar cocktail making class or gin tasting, dining or dancing, life drawing classes, mini festival tent, a countryside spa retreat, yoga or just a communal space for larger groups to get together if the weather isn’t as accommodating as it could be – the possibilities are endless.

Inside the yurt comes with trestle tables and benches, a wood burning stove in the centre, battery operated fairy lights and bunting.  It also has a 115L “Icey Tek” cool box and outside a large BBQ for your use.  To personalise it further for your own celebrations should you wish to add to the decorations you are very welcome to do so!

In order to book the Communal Yurt during your stay at Fountains there is a minimum charge of £225 – this allows for up to 15 people, for groups over this amount there is a charge of  £15 per person, this covers a two night mid week break or a three night weekend stay.


NEW: Food Packages Available


Everything you need for a Yurt BBQ, and all waiting for you in your “Icey-Tek” cool box. A delicious selection of meat sourced by a local butcher. Just light the BBQ and sit back and relax. BBQ boxes will need to be booked 48 hours in advance and are currently only available for our Fountains site.

The box includes:

Bag of BBQ Charcoal, 2 Beef Burgers, 4 Appletons Thick Pork Sausages, 4 Marinated chicken skewers, Green salad, 2 Burger Buns,  Salad dressing, Mayonnaise and Red Sauce. Plus skewers with marshmallows included to toast on the fire pit.

Price – £30 for 2 people, additional people £15 per person.

To book: Call (01423) 847178 or email info@yurtshire.co.uk



Our yummy breakfast pack for 2 includes everything you need to cook a delicious Yorkshire breakfast in the comfort of your own yurt. We supply the ingredients all you have to do is cook. Breakfast packs will be waiting for you in your “Icey-Tek” cool box in your yurt when you arrive, but please book 48 hours in advance.

Sourced by a local butcher providing local produce the packs include:

4 Rashers of Dry Cured back Bacon, 4 Appletons Thin Pork Sausages, 6 Free Range Eggs, 2 Slices of Appletons Black Pudding, 2 Large Rolls, 1 Tomato Sauce and 1 Brown Sauce.

Price – £15.00 for two with £7.50 for each additional person

To book: Call (01423) 847178 or email info@yurtshire.co.uk


Things to do nearby


Guests can do as much or as little as they choose from enjoying the private 7 acre meadow to the fantastic array of attractions in the local area.

Our pick of nearby attractions include:

Places to Eat and Drink

A wide range of excellent local pubs and restaurants are available within close proximity.

Please discuss your requirements and preferences with us and we will do our best to point you in the right direction.



Highlights and Amenities

Nearby towns

Ripon – 3 miles
Pateley Bridge – 8 miles
Harrogate – 9 miles
Leeds – 25 miles

Map of the site

Coming from Ripon and Harrogate – Entering the village of Aldfield (past the small church on the right hand corner) follow the road through the village, continue as the road veers to the right and Yew Tree House is on the right hand side. (The second to last house). Follow the track up to the log cabin reception.

Coming from Pateley Bridge – If entering the village of Aldfield via what is considered the back entrance. Follow the road up and then down the hill and Yew Tree House is on the left hand side. Follow the track up to the log cabin reception.

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